I've been trying to find one of my favourite cartoons, but with no luck so far.
I'm pretty sure it's by Quino.
It depicts a child watching TV and the child's mother coming in through the living room door.
The child's head is made up of horizontal lines (presumably from watching too much TV), and the draft coming in from the door makes the lines (i.e., the top of the child's head) disconnect from each other and fly out.
Help me find a link.
posted by jlverissimo
on Nov 19, 2013 -
My friends and I watched this super-cheesy 70's movie on late night TV, broadcast not cable, but of course we turned it on after the opening credits and 16-year-old me didn't think to check the TV listings later. This was around 1995-96. Plot details below. [more inside]
posted by amapolaroja
on Oct 11, 2013 -
I am looking for movies (or related) that contain an unusual twist: At the end, it is revealed that unbeknownst to everyone there was a person or object repeatedly appearing in the background. [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake
on Oct 3, 2013 -
While opening up the morning news sites I see this picture
of Jeff Daniels holding his newly-won Emmy statuette. (Congrats, Jeff).
The picture shows a lengthy text affixed to the underside of the statuette. What is it?
It sure looks like more than just "(C) 2013 ATAS/NATAS: Don't Sell Me"
. Cleaning instructions? A secret message from the Illuminati? Anyone know?
posted by JoeZydeco
on Sep 23, 2013 -
I'm trying to track down a television ad for instant soup that aired in Latin America in the 1990s. A young woman arrives home, prepares the advertiser's instant soup, and sits down to eat in front of a computer. On the screen, a man is waiting to welcome her to dinner, which was science fiction when the commercial aired. [more inside]
posted by quarantine
on Sep 4, 2013 -
I've seen the new Star Trek film and the 2009 one. What's the next thing to watch if I like what I'm seeing?
posted by wolfr
on Jul 5, 2013 -
I am looking for suggestions where characters order food or drinks in an outrageous manner. The scene can take place at a restaurant or bar (not a private party). Their behavior can be funny, rude, or just strange. It is not about what they order, but how they do it. [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake
on Jun 27, 2013 -
I'm looking for a clip of a man claiming to channel aliens from a BBC-style talk show I am pretty sure I saw here on Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense
on Jun 19, 2013 -
CompleteWasteofQuestionFilter: Who's the fortyish, extremely lanky, English or English-accent-assuming male actor who has a prominent nose and long teeth, and wears his dark hair in a ponytail? I think he has worn a lab coat and/or black trenchcoat in an American television show in the past decade, but I cannot remember which Nerdy Scientist Guy he might have portrayed.
posted by Gingersnap
on Jun 7, 2013 -
I want to be able to watch Netflix from my laptop on my very old tv. Is this possible? What cables would I need? [more inside]
posted by the twistinside
on May 17, 2013 -
Sometime in the late 80s I saw a comedy sketch on TV which combined all the major world religions into one quasi-rap song (or madrigal-chant). The only parts I remember are "Sister Mary Elizabeth, hit me with a stick!" "Oh by the way, have you been born again?" and "Hare Krishna Hare Rama, here's your cookbook, where's my dollar?" Anyone know what this was? I promise I didn't make it up.
posted by pammeke
on May 16, 2013 -
Is there a website to help me keep track of which episodes of a TV series I've watched? [more inside]
posted by Nelson
on Mar 8, 2013 -
Asking for a friend who needs help (FAST!) finding a home for 200 to 300 scenic backdrops from film and television. [more inside]
posted by mon-ma-tron
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I recently inherited both a broken Sony KDS60A2000 and a broken Sony KDS50A2000 from a friend. They're both broken, but they're both broken in different ways. Can I cobble together one working television from the two of them? [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T.
on Dec 12, 2012 -
Looking for scenes (television or film) in which an actor plays a character with a different accent and then that character
puts on the actor's native accent. [more inside]
posted by 256
on Nov 2, 2012 -
I know that the real English countryside is not as violent as Midsomer County -- no place is
-- but how realistic are the other aspects of country life portrayed in the show? (specific questions inside) [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk
on Sep 14, 2012 -
Does this exist: A music video or scene from a movie/ show in which a room decorated with many taxidermy animals (trophy heads and the like) comes to life and start moving and singing? [more inside]
posted by ~Bert
on Sep 7, 2012 -
I've recently been watching Twin Peaks again, and I've been wondering... to people who actually watched it air in its original run, what was it like seeing something like this on TV? Did you have watching parties that I've heard so much about? Was the reveal of the killer and the twists and turns along the way surprising? Did you watch until the end of the second season, and were you disappointed when it got the plug pulled on it? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Aug 3, 2012 -
I'm trying to remember an HBO series that was mentioned on AskMe recently. It lasted for only one season, and had to do with romantic relationships and marriages (I think) and was a character-study sort of show. Help?
posted by smilingtiger
on Aug 2, 2012 -
A researcher at my workplace has asked for help finding examples of his topic, early examples of "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies in film and TV", "examples of early precursors to map related technologies". I found someone else's Ask from earlier this year that hits on some likely ones, but he's on the lookout for older and more diverse instances if you can think of any. More details and examples below the fold! [more inside]
posted by theatro
on Jul 23, 2012 -
I'm looking for an episode of Star Trek the Next Generation where Riker hits a table and yells that's enough! [more inside]
posted by k8lin
on Jul 21, 2012 -
What was this show - late night UK channel 4 community-service soap opera. [more inside]
posted by xchmp
on Jul 18, 2012 -
Who has tried to sell a network/studio on an idea for a TV series by producing an episode on their own? Stories of success and failures both welcome. [more inside]
posted by jayfrosting
on Jun 12, 2012 -
Should I use slingbox as a permanent cable replacement for primarily sports games? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn
on May 30, 2012 -
Where/how can I watch/get a hold of the Canadian comedy "Made In Canada" (a.k.a. "The Industry)? [more inside]
posted by 4midori
on May 14, 2012 -
Have there been any American actors that have been cast as primary characters on British shows and use a British accent? [more inside]
posted by curious nu
on May 6, 2012 -
Whenever I reminisce with friends about childhood television (Great Space Coaster, 3-2-1 Contact, etc) there is one show that nobody remembers. Hell, I barely remember it but perhaps someone here has better memories of this than I do. [more inside]
posted by charred husk
on Apr 5, 2012 -
Looking for a movie title: some years ago, an indie film, basic idea that the government is running a televised competition (much like Survivor), except to the death. [more inside]
posted by kestralwing
on Mar 29, 2012 -
Mad Men Canada:
Will Mad Men Season 5 be available on iTunes Canada, Netflix, or something other? I will not
be boosting my cable package for just the one show, even if it's this one. [more inside]
posted by Capt. Renault
on Mar 23, 2012 -
I'm trying to remember the name of a children's TV show broadcast on (I think) YTV around 1995, I think it was in the slot after Camp Cariboo. It was probably Canadian, and it had a mailbox puppet that said "YOOOOOOU BET!" when asked if there was any mail, and one of the men on the show used to dress up like a bee, which I remember terrifying me as a child. It may have been broadcast on TVO, but I'm fairly certain it was YTV. [more inside]
posted by kansakwens
on Mar 8, 2012 -
What was this trippy, cowboy-themed weekend morning TV show I used to watch in Brooklyn in the early 1990s? [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Feb 8, 2012 -
I saw a brief snippet of a sitcom while at the gym. It involved some very tame sexy playtime that surprised me. Can you help me identify what show it was? [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex
on Jan 31, 2012 -